• Another Former WWF Star Is Dealing With Cancer
WWF Veteran Virgil recently revealed that he’s dealing with colon cancer.
WWF Legend “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan has now revealed that his cancer is back. Below is what he said in a Facebook video:
“Hi, folks, I hope you enjoy the pictures and videos of our travels. We’ve been having a great time. But the reality is here and I’m afraid I have some bad news.
It seems like my cancer treatment is not over even after the removal of my prostate last October. Tomorrow, I’m having my second hormone shot and Tuesday, I’m being set up for radiation treatment, which will be eight weeks, five days a week.
The doctors are very optimistic that they caught it early. But still, it’s a very terrifying time for me and my family. The doctors also said to go ahead and live life, which we’re going to do.
I’m going to make most shows, but some shows, I’m gonna have to postpone or cancel and I’m sorry about that, but that’s the way it’s got to be. I’ll be posting this whole ordeal as I go through it.
So tomorrow on the way to the doctor to get the hormone shots. I’m going to be posting that after the shots. I’ll be posting throughout the whole experience.
Hopefully, it will help someone out there because I know a lot of men, a lot of families, are going to go through this. I know it’s going to help me. You folks have helped me through an awful awful lot over the years many times before and sharing this with you is going to help me get through this.
So thank you, and please don’t feel sorry for me. Be thankful that they caught it early. Thoughts and prayers are more than welcome and remember, I’ll get through this. Thanks very much, folks.”
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 16, 2002) – Old School ECW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2002, we lost Old School ECW Wrestler Big Dick Dudley (Real name: Alex Rizzo) at the young age of 34 due to kidney failure.
Big Dick Dudley was a founding member of The Dudley Boyz faction (before it became just a Tag Team of Bubba Ray & Devon) and wrestled for Paul E. Dangerously’s Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion from 1994 till 1999.
Later on, he joined Xtreme Pro Wrestling and became their World Heavyweight Champion.
In real life, Rizzo was married to ECW Valet Elektra.
† REST IN PEACE BIG DICK DUDLEY
January 12, 1968 – May 16, 2002